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New Jersey Natives Compete at X Games Austin

Three New Jersey natives are scheduled to compete at the upcoming X Games Austin 2016 from June 2-5. Professional athletes Scotty Cranmer, Garrett Reynolds, and Ishod Wair will all participate in what is billed as “the world’s premiere action sports event,” according to a statement from event organizer, ESPN.
Cranmer, a 29-year-old from Jackson, will be competing in the BMX Park event. This will be Cranmer’s thirteenth time competing in the X Games. He last won gold in 2012 at the X Games Los Angeles, and has a total of eight X Games medals to his name.
Joining Cranmer is the 25-year-old Reynolds, a native of Toms River. Considered to be the best BMX Street rider ever, Reynolds will look to win his eighth X Games gold medal in Austin. He has placed first every year he has competed except 2013, when he took second.
Rounding out the trio of New Jerseyans is 24-year-old Wair from Bordentown. Wair will look to medal for the first time in Men’s Skateboard Street. His best performance at the X Games so far was a seventh place finish in 2013’s X Games Munich.

Scotty Cranmer
Scotty Cranmer in action during practice for BMX Freestyle Park at X Games Los Angeles 2012

Portions of the X Games Austin will be broadcast live on ESPN and ABC for the duration of the event, with additional coverage provided by ESPN3. This will be the final X Games held at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin.
Tickets and information on how to follow along with the X Games on social media can be found by visiting the official X Games website.


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